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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Please let it be true!


As Sen. Reid vows to filibuster tough immigration reform proposed by Majority Leader Frist, we are witness to yet another reason to be thankful. Every time Republicans are on the ropes, the Democrats do something stupid.

Immigration is a huge issue that I believe that RNC and Republicans don't generally know how to deal with, because they are fearful of losing the gains they have made with Hispanics. What they don't realize is how resonant this issue is with the rest of the country, and I suspect that strong tough immigration reform and border control would gain Republicans more votes with blue collar Democrats than we would lose with any other consituency.

I have this recurring nightmare that the Democrats get a clue on immigration and Republicans don't. Under such a scenario, I don't even want to think about what that does to 2006 and 2008. With as much trouble as I think Republicans are in, we should be glad that our competition is so inept.